The tale of the unknown island
A man went to knock at the king's door and said to him, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. Since the king spent all his time sitting by the door for favors (favors being done to the king, you understand), whenever he heard someone knocking on the door for petitions, he would pretend not to hear . . ." Why the petitioner required a boat, where he was bound for, and who volunteered to crew for him the reader will discover as this shortnarrative unfolds. And at the end it will be clear that if we thought we were reading a children's fable we were wrong-we have been reading a love story and a philosophical tale worthy of Voltaire or Swift.
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|Grouping Title||tale of the unknown island|
|Grouping Author||saramago josé|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-10 01:06:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-12-11 04:15:46AM|
|auth_author2||Costa, Margaret Jull.|
|author2-role||Costa, Margaret Jull., hoopla digital.|
|display_description||"A man went to knock at the king's door and said, 'Give me a boat.' The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. Since the king spent all his time sitting at the door for favors (favors being offered to the king, you understand), whenever he heard someone knocking at the door for petitions, he would pretend not to hear . . ." Why the petitioner required a boat, where he was bound for, and who volunteered to crew for him, the reader will discover in this delightful fable, a philosophic love story worthy of Swift or Voltaire.|
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|record_details||hoopla:MWT12015438|eBook|eBook||English|Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,|2000.|1 online resource, ils:.b11862671|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Harcourt Brace,||51 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.|
|subject_facet||Boats and boating -- Fiction, Communities -- Fiction, Electronic books, Fables, Fiction, Islands -- Fiction, Romance fiction|
|title_display||The tale of the unknown island|
|title_full||The tale of the unknown island / José Saramago ; illustrations by Peter Sis ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa, The tale of the unknown island [electronic resource] Saramago, José.|
|title_short||The tale of the unknown island|
|topic_facet||Boats and boating, Communities, Electronic books, Islands, Romance fiction|